The Historic Maxwell Room

10 South New River Drive East, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301 Map · Phone number · Visit website
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About The Historic Maxwell Room

The Historic Maxwell Room is a vintage garden and banquet hall-style wedding venue in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Originally built in 1925, it is an example of the Boom period’s Mediterranean Revival architecture. The courtyard and brick archways add a sense of intimacy to this elegant venue.

Facilities and Capacity

Couples may host a maximum of 120 guests in one of three available spaces. The courtyard is located in front of the Maxwell Room entrance and, with hanging bistro lights, adds a whimsical feel to any wedding. The New River Seawall sits on the south side of New River, creating an open environment for exchanging vows. Lastly, the Historic Den exudes 1920s charm with its brick arches and colonnades. No matter where couples choose to exchange vows, they are sure to find a unique and romantic backdrop that fits their wedding style.

Services Offered

The Historic Maxwell Room offers venue packages, menus, bar packages, buffet stations, ceremony site packages, and personalized services. The ceremony site packages are specific to each available space. Venue packages include the Silver Package, the Gold Package, and Appetizer Reception. In addition to wedding-day celebrations, couples can also host their engagement party, bridal shower, and rehearsal dinner at The Historic Maxwell Room. The venue can also accommodate elopements. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following services:

  • Cleanup
  • Event planning
  • Event rentals
  • In-house bar
  • In-house catering
  • Outside vendors
  • Wireless Internet
  • Aisle runners
  • Audio equipment
  • Chair covers
  • Chairs
  • Dance floor
  • Lighting
  • Tables

Cuisine

The Historic Maxwell Room serves American cuisine and can accommodate gluten free, lactose free, no pork, vegan, and vegetarian dietary restrictions. They offer brunch menus, luncheons, dinner entrees, and desserts. They also offer bar services, with bartenders and a range of services, from cash bar to open bar to a signature drink. The Historic Maxwell Room offers the following cuisine styles:

  • Buffet
  • Cocktail reception
  • Dessert
  • Hors d'oeuvres
  • Outside cake
  • Plated
  • Server(s)
  • Stations
  • Tastings
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60 Reviews for The Historic Maxwell Room

Recommended by 95% of couples


4.7 out of 5.0
  • Quality of service 4.7
  • Professionalism 4.8
  • Flexibility 4.7
  • Value 4.7
  • Average response time 4.8

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    Donna whitesall · Married on 02/15/2020

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    • Responsiveness:
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    • Value:
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    • Flexibility:
      5.0
    • Professionalism:
      5.0

    So greatful I found this place!

    I am so pleased with how everything turned out and I'm so greatful I found this place! Libby was such a pleasure to work with and helped me tremendously. I had an issue with my original venue and about 6 months out I realized I needed to switch venues and found the Historic Maxwell Room and it was a godsend! I could call or email Libby with any questions or concerns and she was happy to help. Libby and her team took my vision and executed everything perfectly. I was a little disappointed that it rained and I could not have my cocktail hour outside but they made it an easy transition from ceremony to reception and it really didn't matter. I got to have the wedding of my dreams for a very reasonable price. If your looking for a romantic vintage wedding like I was this is the place! Everyone couldn't stop talking about how beautiful it was and how amazing the appetizers were! Thank you Libby for giving me my dream wedding!

    Sent on 03/30/2020
  • Sharon Brennan · Married on 11/03/2019

    5.0
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    Don't overlook this hidden venue

    Intimate venue is perfect for a guest count of 60-80 people. It didn't feel too big or too small. The atmosphere is everything! Guests commented on how elegant and romantic it was all night, and there were many compliments on the food too. Thank you to Libby and her staff for the memories!!

    Sent on 01/13/2020

    The Historic Maxwell Room's reply:

    Thank you so much Sharon and Alex,
    It was such a pleasure to be a part of your most important day.
    We wish you all the very best.
    Very sincerely,
    Libby and Staff.

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The Historic Maxwell Room FAQ

  • Do you have a site fee for wedding receptions at your venue?
    Yes
  • Do you have a site fee for wedding ceremonies at your venue?
    Yes
  • Which of the following are included in starting site fee?
    Chairs
    Clean Up
    Parking
    Set Up
  • Which of the following are included in the cost of wedding catering?
    Cake Cutting
    Server(s)
  • Which of the following are included in the starting price for bar service?
    Bartender(s)
    House Wine
  • Describe your venue:
    Banquet Hall
    Garden
    Historic Building
  • What kind of settings are available?
    Indoor
    Uncovered Outdoor
  • Which of the following wedding events does your venue service?
    Ceremony
    Reception
    Bridal Shower
    Engagement Party
    Elopements
    Rehearsal Dinner
  • What event services do you offer?
    Bar Services
    Catering Services
    Clean Up
    Event Planner
    Event Rentals
    Outside Vendors
    Wifi
  • What catering services do you offer?
    Buffet
    Cocktail Reception
    Dessert
    Hors d'oeuvres
    Outside Cake
    Plated
    Server(s)
    Stations
    Tastings
  • What bar services do you provide?
    Bartender(s)
    Cash Bar
    Champagne Toast
    House Beer
    House Liquor
    House Wine
    Liquor License
    Open Bar
    Premium Liquor
    Signature Drink
    Specialty Wine
  • What event items are available?
    Aisle Runners
    Audio Equipment
    Chairs
    Chair Covers
    Dance Floor
    Lighting
    Tables
  • What food and beverage items are available?
    Barware
    China
    Flatware
    Glassware
    Linens
  • What transportation and access is available?
    Parking
    Wheelchair Access
  • What months are included in your peak season?
    January
    February
    March
    April
    May
    October
    November
    December
  • What months are included in your off-peak season?
    June
    July
    August
    September

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements

  • Tall Italian Productions Wedding DJs

    Love the Maxwell room at the Downtowner! Great staff and food and you're right on the New River! Awesome place for any event, large or small!

  • Victoria's Bridal Couture Wedding Dresses

    There is so much to say about The Historic Maxwell Room with its classic Fort Lauderdale feel on the New River. I love the place and the food is fantastic. They make some of the best fish in south Florida, paired with full bar and friendly staff, you can't beat this place. The history behind this place and its longevity tells you it something you do not want to miss. Visit this place and plan your event here if you are looking for a true Fort Lauderdale event.

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  • 10 South New River Drive East Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33301 See on map
    954-379-8197 (Phone number)
    5612890461 (Other Phone Number)
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